Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Designed to help low-income families meet the cost of home heating. It is not intended to pay your household's total energy costs, but to pay a portion of residential heating costs for eligible households. In most cases, benefits will be in the form of a credit applied to your utility company heating bill. All households applying for Energy Assistance will also be applying for Weatherization Assistance Program at the same time. Other Energy Assistance programs include: Emergency Utility Disconnection.


Works to reduce personal utility costs by improving the housing stock of low-income individuals and families. The program provides services to people on fixed-incomes and children living in low-wage households. Other weatherization programs include: Home Energy Savers and Lead-Based Paint Assessment. Those who have already applied for Energy Assistance will already qualify for Weatherization services.


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